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FBI: Jicarilla Apache Man Pleads Guilty To Abuse

on January 12, 2018 - 7:55am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Zachary Wilson, 27, an enrolled member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation who resides in Dulce, pled guilty Tuesday morning in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to sexual abuse charges. 
 
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Wilson will be sentenced within the range of 24 to 36 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Wilson also will be required to register as a sex offender.
 
Wilson was arrested May 1, 2017, on a two-count indictment charging him with sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact July 30, 2016, on the

Art Quilts On Display At Mesa Public Library

on January 12, 2018 - 7:32am

Ann Anastasio hangs the quilt ‘Tangled Web’ by Mary Olivea in the On the Grid: Off the Grid show on display in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Katy Korkos

LIBRARY News:

Young viewers enjoy the quilt ‘From the Back Portal’ by Mary Jo Stipe in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library on Thursday. Photo by Katy Korkos

A new exhibition entitled “On the Grid: Off the Grid” has been installed in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library, courtesy of the Art Quilt Group of the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild.

More than 20 artists from all over Northern New

Los Alamos Daily Post Reporter Kirsten Laskey Tours Neko Harbor In Antarctica

on January 12, 2018 - 7:08am
During her vacation Thursday in Antarctica, Los Alamos Daily Post reporter Kirsten Laskey takes a tour of Neko Harbor, an inlet of the Antarctic Peninsula on Andvord Bay. Photo by Ray Laskey

Governor Announces More New Mexico Students Than Ever Before Are Taking AP Courses

on January 12, 2018 - 7:03am
STATE News:
 
RIO RANCHO — Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wedenesday that thousands more New Mexico students than ever before are taking and passing Advanced Placement courses.
 
AP classes are rigorous, university-level courses that give students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.
 
“I’m so proud of our students for stepping up and taking some of the most challenging high school courses possible,” Martinez said. “When our students succeed in Advanced Placement classes, they show that they can succeed in a college classroom.

Nine Inches Of Snow At Purgatory Resort

on January 12, 2018 - 6:56am
Grady James enjoying Tuesday's snow at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort
 
SKI News:
 
Purgatory Resort received 9 inches of snow Tuesday and a total of 14 inches of snow in the past four days.
 
The new snow comes just at the right time for the mountain team to be able to open more terrain for MLK weekend festivities, including Purgatory's annual Winterfest - a festival that celebrates *WINTER* with Snowcat Dinner Excursions, snowcat scenic tours, skiing and riding, and more.
 
Purgatory offers discounted lift tickets at the ticket window, plus online specials when

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Jan. 16

on January 12, 2018 - 6:51am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting of the Military Order Of The World Wars is Tuesday Jan. 16. The speaker is Nancy Bartlit, a local author, historian, lecturer, publisher and environmentalist. She taught in Sendai, Japan for two years, tutored Japanese in her home town, Los Alamos, and returned to Japan to study technology and industry.
 
Her talk is entitled “Santa Fe’s Mystery History: The Santa Fe Internment Camp in the shadow of Los Alamos (1942-1946)”.
 
From 1942 to spring of 1946, the former Civilian Conservation Corps Camp was converted to a facility that houses 2,100 men.
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Communication Six: Identity Theft

on January 12, 2018 - 6:46am
SONYIA WILLIAMS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
Student Intern

Unauthorized access to information is one problem that arises with the expansion of electronic communication, but what other vulnerabilities arise from this modern form of information transfer? As well as hacking and other methods of obtaining information impermissibly, identity theft allows an individual to communicate as another person extremely detrimentally.

When a stolen identity is used to apply for additional lines of credit, the victim can spend years trying to resolve bad debt run up by thieves in their names.

Some

SABRE: Top Five Reasons To Carry Pepper Spray

on January 12, 2018 - 6:42am
SABRE News:
 
January is National Personal Self Defense Awareness Month, and SABRE – a pepper spray used by police and consumers worldwide – is dedicated to educating citizens on the importance of realistic self-defense options. 
 
Unfortunately, no matter how proactive you are, there’s still a chance of a worst-case scenario – which is why it’s so important to have a self-defense tool on hand. SABRE has a product for every lifestyle, including the Quick Release Key RingPen Pepper Spray and Lipstick Pepper Spray models.
 
Top Five Reasons to Carry Pepper Spray:
  • Protection at a safe

DOE Under Secretary For Science Visits Hanford Site

on January 12, 2018 - 6:36am
DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar (center) dons protective clothing prior to entering the air lock of the 324 Building, located about 300 yards west of the Columbia River. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
RICHLAND, WA  DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar spent his first working days of 2018 at the Hanford Site, emphasizing the importance of safety as he talked with EM officials, toured cleanup projects, and met with labor groups and others in the community. 
 
Dabbar visited three training facilities where workers practice using equipment in a non-hazardous environment

U.S. Senate Can Force Vote On Net Neutrality

on January 12, 2018 - 6:34am
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey has announced that his resolution of disapproval on the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules has reached 30 cosponsors, allowing him to force a vote on the Senate floor under the Congressional Review Act.
 
CREDO’s petition calling on members of Congress to support the resolution has now been signed by more than 194,000 people.

The petition, which can be found here, reads:
 
"Save net neutrality. Support the joint resolution of disapproval overturning the FCC's reversal of the 2015 Open Internet rules."
 
About CREDO Action
 

AGU: Study Finds First Direct Proof Of Ozone Hole Recovery Due To Chemicals Ban

on January 12, 2018 - 6:30am
A view of Earth’s atmosphere from space. A new study finds that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion. Courtesy/NASA
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C. — For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.
 
new study in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, shows the decline in chlorine, resulting from an international ban on chlorine-containing manmade chemicals called

RSF: China Among Worst Free Speech Predators

on January 12, 2018 - 6:27am
RSF News:
 
As the Chinese government tries to project the image of a modern, powerful nation with a great future for French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that China is one of the world’s worst countries as regards respect for the freedom to inform.
 
President Xi Jinping is receiving Macron with great fanfare, and hopes that little attention will be paid to the delicate issue of the systematic human rights violations on which his rule is based. RSF nonetheless reminds all concerned that China is ranked very near the bottom of the RSF World

Acting Workshops From London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art

on January 12, 2018 - 6:20am
Rodney Cottier
 
ISC News:
 
International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe is welcoming Rodney Cottier, Head of Drama at London Academy Of Music And Dramatic Art, back to Santa Fe.

Cottier was in Santa Fe during First Folio February 2016 and all of his workshops were sold out and received standing ovations, so register early. Actors and observers are all welcome.
 
This Shakespeare acting master class is interactive, stimulating, and a great deal of fun!

Attorney General On Western Mortgage Settlement

on January 12, 2018 - 6:12am
AG News:
 
CLOVIS  The New Mexico Office of Attorney General and Western Mortgage, a Clovis New Mexico business, have agreed to resolve a dispute regarding Western Mortgage’s past mortgage origination.
 
Western Mortgage, which is not a licensed mortgage lender, has stopped originating mortgages and has agreed to refrain from doing so in an Assurance of Discontinuance with the Office of the Attorney General.

Alzheimer's Day At The Legislature Jan. 18

on January 12, 2018 - 6:10am

Open House On Draft GCP-Oil & Gas Permit Jan. 12

on January 12, 2018 - 6:07am
NMED News:
 
The New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau announces an open house on the draft General Construction Permit for the oil & gas industries (GCP-Oil & Gas).
 
A link to the text of this DRAFT GCP-Oil & Gas can be found at the top of this web page: https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/permitting-section-procedures-and-guidance/
 
This permit revises and combines the existing GCP-1 and GCP-4 permits into a single permit. This new permit has improved and updated language allowing for a wider variety of equipment, control devices, and operating scenarios.  
 
The

Daily Postcard: Ojo Caliente Hike

on January 12, 2018 - 6:05am

Daily Postcard: Hiking recently near Ojo Caliente. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Lisa Shin Announces Bid For House Dist. 43

on January 11, 2018 - 11:14pm

Lisa Shin of Los Alamos has publicly announced that she is running for New Mexico House Dist. 43. Shin, an optometrist and vice chair of the Republican Party of Los Alamos County, shared her big news this evening during the GOP’s monthly meeting in Jeannette Wallace Hall on the UNM-LA campus. Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is running for Land Commissioner and vacating the House seat at the end of 2018. Shin is the second Los Alamos resident to announce a bid for the seat. Last month County Councilor Pete Sheehey, a Democrat, launched his campaign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Luján Addresses Vote On FISA Surveillance Bill

on January 11, 2018 - 4:50pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today released the following statement following his vote in opposition to the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act:
 
“We must ensure that our intelligence agencies have the tools they need to keep us safe while making sure individual liberty and privacy rights are protected. Unfortunately, the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act fails to strike the appropriate balance.
 
Much of the debate centers on one provision of the surveillance law – Section 702. Section 702 is supposed to allow

Dist. Judge Greg Shaffer Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on January 11, 2018 - 4:49pm

First Judicial District Judge Greg Shaffer visits the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning after attending the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. Judge Shaffer was appointed to the bench in October following the retirement of Judge Sarah Singleton. His name will be on the ballot for election this year. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

PAC 8 TV Schedule Jan. 12 - 18

on January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
PAC 8 TV schedule for the month of January:
 
Friday, Jan. 12
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Meeting –Replay 1-09-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber Business Breakfast – Tourism Strategic Plan
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History – How Los Alamos Became a Ranch School
  • 08:00 PM Art Fusion – Live Radio Show with Dr. Hall & Brad Smith
  • 08:30 PM League of Women Voters – Nuclear Waste Storage
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
 
Saturday, Jan. 13
  • Free Speech TV
 
Sunday, Jan. 14
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic

Little Theatre Play Reading 'The Dining Room' Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 4:47pm
LALT News:
 
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces a play reading for the final production of LALT's 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney. 
 
The reading will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.  We will meet in the green room of the theatre located at 1670 Nector Street in Los Alamos.  
 
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to- do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions.

Joy And Johnny Getha Celebrate 25th Anniversary

on January 11, 2018 - 4:44pm

Joy and Johnny Getha on their wedding day, Jan. 15, 1993. Courtesy photo
Johnny and Joy Getha will renew their vows Jan. 14 at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Johnny and Joy Getha will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Jan.15, 2018. They will have a vow-renewal ceremony Sunday, Jan. 14 at La Vista Church of the Nazarene in White Rock.

The couple met in the Air Force on Feb. 1, 1991. Joy was stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi Miss., and Johnny was taking an advanced computer course there.

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Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero Sues Attorney General Hector Balderas Under IPRA

on January 11, 2018 - 4:38pm

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has filed suit against Attorney General Hector Balderas and his records custodian Patricia Salazar in First Judicial District Court alleging Balderas is withholding a 2016 memorandum containing an opinion or evaluation of the ongoing dispute involving the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s duties.

The suit was filed by Lucero’s attorney A. Blair Dunn who recently announced his candidacy for Balderas’s position.

Obituary: Scott Wilkinson Jan. 16, 1958 – Jan. 9, 2018

on January 11, 2018 - 10:16am

SCOTT WILKINSON Jan. 16, 1958 – Jan. 9, 2018

Scott Wilkinson has gone home. He was born January 16, 1958 to Gerald (Jerry) Wilkinson and Betty Jane Christensen, and left this world on January 9, 2018.

Scott was many things in his life; a son, a brother, grandfather, an uncle and cousin, a husband and a father, and a friend and confidante. Most importantly, he was a kind and caring soul, and a selfless, simple kind of man. He was most in his element when he was giving, whether to those less fortunate or those who were hurt.

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